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'Make all of your votes count’, Worcester residents reminded

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Worcester residents are being reminded that they will be voting for more than one city councillor in the local elections on Thursday 2 May. In past years, people have been asked to vote for only one councillor each year, but this time all 35 seats on Worcester City Council are facing the polls at the same time, which means that voters can vote for ...

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Time is running out to make sure you are registered to vote in Worcester’s elections

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Worcester residents are being urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 16 April so that they can have their say in the local elections on Thursday 2 May. The elections are for all 35 seats on Worcester City Council and also for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner. This is the first time that Worcester residents will b...

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The race is on for Worcester City Council elections

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Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all political colours hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 2. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the official start of the contests. Voters will, for the first time, be voting for all 35 city councillors on the same day. Previous...

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Worcester's new election boundaries approved by Parliament

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Changes to the electoral ward boundaries for Worcester City Council have been given their final approval in Parliament and will be in place for the local elections on 2 May 2024. Under the changes, there will continue to be 35 councillors on Worcester City Council, but they will be divided across 16 wards instead of the current 15. Three of those w...

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Tribute paid to Councillor Andy Roberts

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Councillor Andy Roberts, who has represented Warndon Parish South on Worcester City Council for 17 years, has died peacefully at his home, aged 74. Described as kind and generous of spirit, Cllr Roberts was the Deputy Mayor of Worcester in 2008-9 and then Mayor in 2009-10. A member of the Conservative Party, he was first elected to Worcester City C...

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Have your say on timing of parish council elections

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Worcester residents are being asked for their views on the timing of elections for the city's two parish councils, Warndon and St Peter the Great. Consideration is being given to moving the elections to coincide with those for Worcester City Council, which are changing from taking place in three years out of four to only happening once every four y...

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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Worcester urged to check voter registration details

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Worcester residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. The City Council is writing to all households in the city, asking residents to keep the electoral register up to date, to identify who risks losing their voice at elections, and to encourage them to re...

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Labour wins Worcester City Council by-election

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Elaine Willmore has won the by-election in the Nunnery ward of Worcester City Council for the Labour party. The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin, who won the seat on 4 May this year with a majority of 330. The full results of the by-election are: Scott Butler (Liberal Democrat) – 102 votes David Carney (independ...

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Results are in for Worcester City Council election

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The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 4. With all the votes counted, the Greens won five of the 11 seats, Labour won four, and the Liberal Democrats won two. This means the political balance on the City Council is now: Labour – 13 seats Greens – 10 seats Conservatives – 8 seats Liberal Democrats – 4...

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Make sure you are registered to vote in Worcester’s elections

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Worcester residents are being urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 17 April so that they can have their say in the upcoming local elections. Worcester City Council currently holds elections in three out of every four years, with a third of councillors being elected each time. This year, voters will go to the polls in 1...

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The race is on for Worcester City Council elections

Worcester City Council elections on 4 May 2023 Voting

Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 4. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the official start of the contests. Voters will be going to the polls in 11 of the city's 15 wards, because the City Council currently holds e...

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Your chance to find out how to be a councillor in Worcester

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If you're thinking of standing as a councillor for Worcester City Council or a parish council, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session. The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections. The online briefing will be held at 6pm on M...

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Worcester residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May

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For the first time, residents in Worcester will need to show photographic identification (ID) to vote at the City Council elections in May. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote by checking they have the right form of ID. A wide range of photo identification can be accepted, which most people will already have, including a p...

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Have your say on proposed new political map for Worcester City Council

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New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Worcester City Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 9 January 2023. The Commission is the independent body that draws thes...

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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Worcester urged to check voter registration details

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Worcester residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. With elections taking place in Worcester in May 2023, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. The annual canvass allows Worcester to keep the electoral register up to date...

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New electoral wards proposed in Worcester

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Worcester City Council has proposed that the city's largest electoral area is split in two, as part of its response to a public consultation on the city's electoral arrangements. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current ...

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Help shape Worcester’s new electoral boundaries

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Worcester residents are being given the chance to help shape the city's electoral boundaries. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current arrangements have not been reviewed for 20 years, and now the independent Local Gover...

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Results are in for Worcester City Council election

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The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 5. With all the votes counted, Labour won six of the 13 seats that were being contested, the Conservatives won four, the Greens won two and the Liberal Democrats won one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now: Conservatives – 15 seats Labou...

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